In-Country 28 Aug 67
KIA 25 Dec 67
Panel 32E, Line 057
Sp4 E-4, 18837715
MOS 13B20, Age 19
Danny was killed by a "short round" during the
placement of "defcons" on Christmas Day, 1967.
Three soldiers were killed and thirteen others wounded.
Danny is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, CA
Danny was initially in our FO party with B/2/35 as RTO and got promoted to Recon Sgt and went to another company.
------Lt Wayne Crochet
to Sp4 Danny Jeter
the Christmas day, Charlie Company was doing what it was supposed to do.
Sending out short sweeps just to make sure. Things were kind of quiet. By
1700H, everyone was back in the perimeter and it was time to enjoy Christmas.
At 1922H, defcons were called in. One short round, later determined to be
defective, landed inside the perimeter of Charlie Co. LT Ronald J. Siengo,
from C Co, SP4 Danny W. Jeter and PFC Charles D. McClurg, with
the 2/9th Arty, were KIA. Charlie Company also lost 13 other men that night
who were WIA; John Wallace, Raymond Rivera, George Rollins, Wilber Gillespi,
Thomas O’Conner, Cluris Spivey, Kenneth Westfall, James Boykin, Brooks
Woolcok, Noble Smith, Walter Powell, Leland Edelen, and Ted Deviak. I did not
know any of these fine men. But every Christmas my thoughts come back to them.
I hope the wounded went on to lives filled with joy. I say a prayer for the
family of those who did not return from this day. "Friendly fire"
has always been a tragedy of war, but knowing that doesn’t make it feel
------Jim Anderson, Bravo 2/35
was just looking at the book I got when I got out of basic training to look up
old friends when I looked on line and saw that he gave all . I was in Vietnam
67-68 with the 4th Inf
Division we will always be brothers
you will never be forgotten.